Hello everyone.

In footnote 47 on p.77 of Satipatthana: The Direct Path to Realization by Bhikkhu Analayo he remarks the following:

Another example of the distinct character of the jhãnic experience is the kind of cognition operating during the first jhãna, which D I 182 calls a “subtle but real” cognition (sukhumasaccasaññã). This expression indicates the attenuated form of cognition that takes place during absorption, different from the way in which the ordinary world is cognized.

Looking up D I 182 (DN 9) I can’t seem to find the expression sukhumasaccasaññã, so maybe the reference was a mistake?
Also a Google search only gives a few results most of which are just references to the book.

Does anybody know where the expression sukhumasaccasaññã might come from?

Thank you :pray:

Ah sorry, my mindfulness wasn’t established enough and I missed that it is part of the compound Vivekajapītisukhasukhumasaccasaññā that does appear in DN 9 :sweat_smile:

Mystery solved. The topic can be deleted or left for future reference.

(Lesson learned: never doubt Analayo! :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:)

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